Driver speaks of moment woman was hit by his car

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A MAN from Portsmouth has recalled the moment his car hit a young woman who was standing in the middle of the road.

Kayleigh Quinn, from Fordingbridge in Dorset, suffered fatal multiple injuries when she died on September 24 last year.

An inquest heard she was standing in the middle of the A36. She had been drinking and had taken prescription drugs.

Khadir Miah, who was returning home after work, said: ‘I saw something in front of me in a star shape. I tried to avoid it.’

Police concluded it would have been almost impossible for the 45-year-old restaurant worker, who was driving within the speed limit, to have missed Ms Quinn as she was standing in a dip of an unlit road and wearing dark clothes.

Coroner Grahame Short recorded a narrative verdict that her death was caused by a collision with a car.